Time for Shimmer Paints by Nikki Acton


Hi everyone, Nikki here with another project featuring the new That’s Crafty! products launched recently. This design is a 6x6 inch white/greyboard panel.

For this design I prepared the surface of the panel and the greyboard embellishments by stippling thick gesso over the surface – to create texture. I also scratched into the wings with my craft knife. Then, as I have done before, I began sponging the That’s Crafty! Shimmer paints onto the surfaces.

Base – Turquoise and Copper

Edge – Black (chalk paint), Red and Orange Shimmer paints

Clock – Aquamarine and Copper

Wings – I blended Dark Blue with Red at the edges and also added a little black and orange.

These embellishments really are fabulous for altering and painting!

Happy crafting!



That’s Crafty! Greyboard Embellishments – Clocks and Cogs, Feathers and Wings
That’s Crafty! Shimmer & Metallic Paints – Copper, Orange, Aquamarine, Red, Dark Blue

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  1. Great techniques Nikki, it's a good feeling when you find a way to cover a project which you know will produce the effect you wanted. I can see how tactile it is and your colour combo is a real winner!! Thanks for the inspiration.. Hugs Tracey xx

  2. Wow, Nikki, I love it, -the mix of paints and colors gives such beautiful tones, and the texture from gesso is gorgeous, and the sponging of paint gives a soft lovely interaction between the colors.
    A wonderful inspirational piece. Dorthe, xx

  3. A stunning make in your signature colours Nikki and just love the winged clock which makes me think of time flying.
    Fliss xx

  4. Perfect colour combo, looks fabulously grungy
    Amanda x

  5. Wow stunning, I call this glam grunge :)
    Donna xx

  6. Another fab piece Nikki. Love those colours.
    Much love. Bev. xxx

  7. Another fab piece Nikki. Love those colours.
    Much love. Bev. xxx


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